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For Sale: 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow in Carey, Illinois


Vehicle Description

Here is a really fine and original example of a Silver Wraith II. Finished in rare Honey Gold with a chocolate Everflex vinyl top and matching fine lines to the waist-rails. A very desirable colour in the UK and Australia in its day and yet not often seen here in the US. The interior has handsome "dark chocolate" Connolly hides with contrasting light gold carpets with chocolate piping. The same gold and chocolate theme carries through to the boot. The Silver Wraith II is the long wheel base version of the Silver Shadow II. Easily identified by the same rear window (opera window) and standard fitment Everflex vinyl top, it is 4" longer in the rear door. This provides a noticeable increase in rear passenger space. This is an unmolested example that has been nicely maintained and presents in excellent condition. It is primarily all original with no modifications - right down to the original Blaupunkt "blue dot" radio. This was a warm state car all its life so it is a "dry" example that has had a garaged environment. As a result, it has been freed from the perils of harsh weather and is very clean underneath. It has always been well maintained and serviced and comes with its original manual. This Wraith II has the Euro spec front air dam and spotlights fitted which are a nice finishing touch. The Silver Wraith II presented here has been work-shop inspected with all work needed is carried out. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes are fully inspected and serviced as required. This includes checking of all brake hoses and system pressure tested and bled. It is ready to drive and enjoy. The odometer shows a low 76,000 and although this is not verifiable, the mileage is commensurate with the condition (particularly when you look at the condition of the interior, under-hood, brake pedal etc). It is very quiet and smooth on the road without any of the typical "thumps" and "rattles" typical of poor (or even averagely) maintained examples of this model. The interior is in excellent shape. The dark chocolate leather is in nice condition with no tears nor fading and true to its Connolly characteristics. The burr walnut wood throughout the car is beautiful. The wood cappings on the doors and vanity mirrors were redone by a leading California wood re-finisher at a cost of some $2,500. The final finish on the wood throughout is simply stunning and like glass. The head lining is original and in decent condition. The carpets with leather binding are in good condition. Likewise is the leather finish to the dash and top-roll and the broad cloth trimmed rear parcel shelf (which is normally water stained and sun-beaten). The boot (trunk) carpet with the same theme is also in good condition but the battery cover is of a non-matching carpet. Fitted in place of the original cassette player is a modern CD stereo system. The factory original and characterful Blaupunkt push-button radio keeps her home in the upper centre dash. The body on this Wraith II is quite straight and the paint is shiny and lustrous. The car shows areas of repaint but blend well. There are minor nicks and marks but nothing objectionable and simply pointed out for clear disclosure. Rest assured the paint presents well as you can see in the photos. When you look down the sides of the car, they are very straight and true. Certainly, the paint needs nothing other than a wax from time to time. The Everflex vinyl top, standard fitment on all Wraith IIs, is brand new and was done in the correct factory method with new seals and centre area light padding. Under the bonnet, the presentation is amazing. It has not been precision detailed but simply kept clean and tidy throughout its life. You must take the time to look at the photos of the engine bay as its presentation is like that of only a 10 year old example. Simply stunning! As you would expect, this Wraith II comes with its original jack, correct tools and operating manual. www.park-

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
  • Listing ID:CC-1229493
  • Price:$39,900
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Shadow
  • Exterior Color:Honey Gold
  • Interior Color:Chocolate brown leather
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:76500
  • Stock Number:LRK-038413
  • VIN:LRK-038413